ELIZABETH CITY — Mr. Matthew Gordon Joyner, 57, passed away Aug. 2, 2014.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Wilkerson Funeral Chapel in Greenville. Burial will follow in Pinewood Memorial Park.
A memorial will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at Family Worship Center in Elizabeth City.
Matt was born in Washington. He lived in Lumberton and Seven Springs before settling in Elizabeth City. He graduated from Lumberton Senior High School and attended The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Matt sold insurance for various companies in Elizabeth City before owning and operating Ace Locksmith, also in Elizabeth City. He was a member of Family Worship Center in Elizabeth City. Matt established a nursing home ministry at Kindred Transitional Care and was active in various outreach ministries within the community.
He is survived by his parents, Wilton (Bud) and Carrie Joyner of Greenville; his brothers, Glenn Joyner and wife Rhonda of Greenville, and Jeff Joyner of Raleigh; a sister, Anne Joyner of Oak Island,; five nephews; a niece; two great-nephews; and numerous friends.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brian Wills Ministry, Healing For The Nations, P.O. Box 6034, Ashland, Va., 23005; Faith Assembly of God, 1551 Ocean Highway North. Hertford, N.C., 27944; or Family Worship Center, 509 Meadstown Road, Elizabeth City, N.C., 27909.
Online condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com.